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Reviewed By James Molloy
The 888sport betting brand is part of 888 Holdings plc which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. The site is operated by Virtual Global Digital Services Limited, based in Gibraltar. 888 UK limited is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission.
One of the major pluses is the package of ongoing promotions which sit alongside an 888sport signup offer that is transparent and achievable before the expiry date. Customers with 888sport enjoy a positive sports betting experience on a visually appealing website and mobile app.
|Welcome bonus of €30 in free bets||No casino and live casino on the sports website and app|
|Extensive range of ongoing promotions|
|Fully functional downloadable apps|
The 888sport welcome bonus has a value of €30 in the form of free bet tokens. Users activate the offer by entering an optional promo code during registration. The minimum deposit is €10 and the qualifying bet must be for €10 or more. The first bet must be placed at odds of 1/2 or bigger and free bets for €30 are credited when this bet has been settled. There are no wagering requirements, but the bonus free bets expire after 7 days and any winnings do not include the stake. This 888sport signup up offer is a 300% matched bet bonus because the value of the tokens is three times the stake for the qualifying bet. The login 888sport betting site offer is not difficult to claim.
Without a doubt, 888sport has one of the best loyalty programmes for customers based in Ireland. The site features an extensive package of sport and event- specific ongoing promotions for current players. At the time of writing, customers with 888sport benefitted from the following bonuses and concessions:
888sport's free bet offers, which the bookmaker regularly updates, complement its ongoing promotions. The current free bets are generally for €5 and linked to the Champions League Champions League in football, the NFL and across the full range of betting sports. 888sport also offers daily price enhancements and special markets. It is one of the best Irish-facing betting brands for bonuses and free bets.
Football and horse racing are strong areas for 888sport. Each sport's betting lobby provides betting opportunities for a wide range of events. Football is the most popular sport for live betting. Customers have access to live streams of some leagues, a visual representation of the ball movement and live match data and statistics. The Betslip for football, racing and other sports is easy to populate with the stake and type of bet. The 888 online betting site offers a Bet Builder facility that allows customers to create their multiple bets. Personalised betting is a relatively new development and 888sport offers one of the best versions in the online Irish sports betting industry. Bettors can bring together pre-match and live match outcomes to create a customised accumulator. 888sport Irish quotes odds for these combined outcomes which are related, so the odds are adjusted accordingly.
In-play events appear under ‘Live now’ on the main sports features menu. The live events are displayed by sport and most popular sports for in-play betting are football and tennis. A schedule shows the upcoming events by sport. 888sport cash out betting allows customers to take the profit or limit the loss from a bet before expiry. 888sport suspends live betting after a key incident, such as a goal in football or break of serve in tennis. The betting is posted with amended odds after a short delay.
888sport live streams events in football, tennis, cricket, basketball and horse racing, There are some restrictions on the leagues that are covered and 888sport cannot live stream matches in the English Premier League. The definition of the pictures is adequate but there is rarely a commentary.
The 888sport Homepage is the main sports page because there are no other gaming options. The page does look quite busy but it presents plenty of key information. Horse racing and football have a separate link above the A-Z list of sports of which there are over 30 in total. Football is the most popular betting sport and the most bet on competition is the Premier League in England. The site feature race day and ante post betting for horse races in the UK and Ireland and overseas. The next most popular betting sports are tennis, cricket, golf and boxing and the four main professional and college sports in the United States. In addition to the mainstream categories, customers with 888sport can place wagers on Virtual Sports, Esports, Politics and TV and Entertainment Specials. In terms of variety and quantity, the 888sport betting service cannot be faulted and there are few absent events.
Potential new customers visit the 888sport online betting site Homepage and click ‘JOIN NOW’. The registration process takes five minutes at most. The required fields include a Username and Password and there is an optional field for the 888Sport promo code. New account holders must confirm they are 18 or older and acceptance of the site Terms & Conditions. There is a short delay between registering, making the first deposit and placing bets.
888sport offers a wide range of payment methods to choose from. The options include debit cards, safe prepaid cards, e-Wallets and Bank Transfer. Deposits are instant and don’t carry a charge. Withdrawals are subject to delays of 1 to 6 days depending on the method and some providers impose a fee for carrying out transactions. The minimum and maximum limits are displayed on the site but €10 is typical at the lower end to deposit and €3 to withdraw.
888sport offers a visually appealing and excellent sports betting service across the mainstream betting sports and some of the more obscure. Navigation across all the platforms is intuitive, enhanced by a clear menu structure, although it could be quicker in certain areas. One slight criticism is that you have to scroll down the main sports page to see the A-Z list. However, users can locate a market using a few clicks or taps. The Popular Events list shows the main events of the day prominently on the sports Homepage.
Mobile users can download the 888sport app for iOS and Android technology. The website can be installed on mobile devices when the browser has been optimised for mobile. The app is fully functional and features the standard welcome bonus and ongoing promotions. It is easy to navigate and the display of live matches if a good quality.
This table shows the margins for the main betting market with the three most popular betting sports:
|Football||Match winner 3-way||103.87%|
|Horse Racing||Race winner||2.45% per runner|
|Tennis||Match winner 2-way||106.86%|
These margins are better than average and offer excellent value. The default format is fractional and this can be changed to decimal or American.
The contact methods include an email form and member’s telephone number. The Live Chat facility provides the most prompt answers but the service has some minor flaws. A detailed FAQ section provides an alternative to contacting 888sport.
This betting site does not feature a formal VIP programme, but the quality of the ongoing promotions is an excellent way to reward the loyalty of current members.
There are a number of links to reach the 888Sport online betting site responsible gambling section. The site offers facilities to self-exclude and limit deposits and bets, There are banner links to bodies in the Ireland that provide support for problem gamblers. 888sport is a member of GAM STOP which provides free options to control gambling.
888sport offers a safe and secure sports betting service on a polished website and mobile app. Navigation could be slightly improved but that’s a minor negative compared to all the benefits.
888sport is a well-known betting operator that boasts partnerships with Cardiff City, Norwich City and Nottingham Forest football clubs. This brand is the official UK and Ireland betting partner with the NFL. The sportsbook was introduced in 2008 but the 888 Group launched an online casino in 1997 so are one of the most experienced operators in the industry. The company now has separate websites for their casino and poker products.
The minimum withdrawal amount is €3.
The games are plentiful across sports, leagues and markets.
Mobile users can download an iOS and Android app.
888sport provides a safe and secure betting environment.
Withdrawals are subject to delays of 1 to 6 business days.
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